Side Effects Of The Tablets To Reduce Uterine Fibroids? Weight Gain?

Mar 2, 2016

I have recently been diagnosed with a 17 cm fibroid (which I believe has grow) I was prescribed tablets to shrink it but I have read that there is bad side effects which include weight gain, I have struggled with my weight and lost over 5stone so I am reluctant to start taking the tablets. I am 40 years old no children, in a loving supportive relationship but I am very scared in agreeing to a hysterectomy.

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1. What kind of fibroid do you have?

2. Did Esmya effectively shrink your fibroids?

3. What kind of side effects did you encounter?

4. What is your overall opinion of your experience with Esmya?

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I am 37 and live in the UK, I've just finished my 3 month course of Esmya for the 5 Fibroids I have.

Now I can tell you about all the side effects of which I suffered from the weight gain to the hot flushes, but its really the stage of finishing the course and what happens next I would like advice if anyone has any??

It has now been 1 week and 5 days since i took my last tablet, and the first week I was ok but after that I have had very dull aches in the tops of my thighs and stabbing pains in my lower stomach, as you women will know when it gets to that time of the month majority of people have that stabbing pain which feels like it is going straight up the middle of your stomach, well this is just like it but more severe as to the point I double over, I was seen last night by the out of hours GP and he gave me some painkillers to manage the symptoms but that's all he could do, he had never heard of Esmya so couldn't advise me, just told me to contact my own GP who then would be able to get in touch with my consultant up at the hospital.

I just wondered has anyone else had this problem and was told it was a normal process as no-one has told me what happens after taking Esmya, only that my periods should start again within 4 weeks of stopping the medication?

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I also have to add that this site has the most wonderful and supportive members. I had a rough recovery and couldn't do it without you. Please continue to post updates!!

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When I came round they told me my consultant had removed 13 fibroids. I had 14 so I was immediately in my drunken state questioning them as to what she had done with number 14 turns out she left maybe 1-1.5 behind as they were small and she didn't want to risk damaging my uterus.

The next day I felt surprisingly good and wasn't really in any discomfort. I found out this was cos of the epi. I was itching though which is a side effect.

I had some off days generally with trapped wind and a feeling that my tummy was very very tight and being pulled in all directions which wasn't pleasant but it's now day seven after surgery and I'm managing to control the pain with just paracetamol. I refused ibuprofen two days ago as they were giving me gastric pain.

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